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Former Nazi Camp Guard to Have Deportation Hearing
KOB ^ | 12/02/2012 | KEVIN BEGOS

Posted on 12/02/2012 2:50:12 PM PST by nickcarraway

As U.S. authorities continue a long legal battle to deport a former Nazi concentration camp guard, it’s not clear what will happen next if they prevail.

Anton Geiser, now 88, has been living in a small western Pennsylvania town for more than 50 years. He didn’t even tell his family about the Nazi service until 2004, when the Justice Department began legal proceedings.

Geiser’s lawyer will be appealing a deportation order next week, before the Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, Va.

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1 posted on 12/02/2012 2:50:18 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Some of the guards actually went out of their way to help Jews, giving them food and medicine. Are they sure that he wasn't in this category?
2 posted on 12/02/2012 2:54:45 PM PST by Katiana Kalashnikova
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To: nickcarraway

Did I ever tell you how Frankie Sinatra once saved my life!


3 posted on 12/02/2012 2:54:50 PM PST by RBStealth
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To: nickcarraway

1945 was 67 years ago, which would have made this guy 21 at war’s end. Going after the officers and politicians who ran things, that’s great. Problem is, they’ve all died of old age by now. This guy was just a draftee.


4 posted on 12/02/2012 2:54:50 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: nickcarraway
Tattoo a Star of David on his forehead and drop him in Gaza.
5 posted on 12/02/2012 2:55:44 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: nickcarraway

If Susan Rice or Lurch don’t work out for Sec. of State, Bathhouse Barry can nominate this guy.


6 posted on 12/02/2012 2:59:02 PM PST by twister881
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To: nickcarraway

Well at 88 the guy will be dying soon and he will burn in Hell for a long time.


7 posted on 12/02/2012 3:00:20 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: twister881

He’s an old dude—soon he will face a higher judge greater than any on this earthly sphere. What has he been doing the last 60 years?


8 posted on 12/02/2012 3:02:08 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: PapaBear3625

I didn’t think one was drafted into the SS.


9 posted on 12/02/2012 3:03:05 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Along with anyone who was a guard at a Soviet Gulag.


10 posted on 12/02/2012 3:04:27 PM PST by dfwgator
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Are former KAPOS or members of the Ghetto Jewish Police ever prosecuted?
11 posted on 12/02/2012 3:04:37 PM PST by Godwin1
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To: Godwin1

I did not approve of going after Demjanjuk, because of his extenuating circumstances......He was a dead man if he went back to Russia, and he was a dead man if he didn’t cooperate with the Germans. And most of the evidence against him came from the Soviets, like they would never make stuff up.

The Germans were anxious to nail Demjanjuk, just so they could go “See, it wasn’t only Germans that participated in the Holocaust.”


12 posted on 12/02/2012 3:07:17 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

“What has he been doing the last 60 years?”

And just what did he do back then?

” Both sides agree that Geiser guarded only the perimeter of the camps”

What kinda choices did he have? None! But he probably shouldn’t have been granted citizenship.


13 posted on 12/02/2012 3:14:54 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: dfwgator

Wrong, I had a cousin who was drafted into the SS at 16 years of age and shipped to Stalingrad. Escaped back to Germany one step ahead of the Russians. FWIW


14 posted on 12/02/2012 3:17:28 PM PST by gunner03
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To: gunner03

I had a great-uncle who was almost captured by the Russians. American infantryman, he was among the first Americans to reach Berlin. He was souvenir hunting in the vicinity of Hitler’s bunker (I don’t recall the back story on how or why he was there and alone) when a Russian patrol caught up with him. He said they had a couple machine guns trained on him, had his hands up and kept motioning for him to come to them. Said he’d have rather been shot in the back than caught by the Russians so he turned, walked slowly around the corner, and once out of sight ran like an olympian.


15 posted on 12/02/2012 3:28:15 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: dfwgator
Along with anyone who was a guard at a Soviet Gulag.

That would present two problems. The first would be the Left's opposition to prosecuting anybody for being a Communist. The second would be that at least some of them would be Jewish.

16 posted on 12/02/2012 3:32:23 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Katiana Kalashnikova

I read a book about the American war prisoners in Japan, when Japan surrendered they were stuck in their prison camps but they were no longer prisoners. The first thing they did was hang the mean, hateful guard but for the most part they felt that the rest of the guards were just doing their duty.


17 posted on 12/02/2012 3:32:52 PM PST by tiki
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To: Georgia Girl 2

How do you figure he’s going to hell?


18 posted on 12/02/2012 3:41:13 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: PapaBear3625

The guy was 17 when he was forced to join. Doesn’t make sense to hound him anymore.


19 posted on 12/02/2012 3:43:39 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
What has he been doing the last 60 years?

Probably the same thing as John Demjanjuk, who has fought denaturalization and deportation since 1977. The United States extradited Demjanjuk to Israel, where he was convicted in 1988 of being "Ivan the Terrible" and sentenced to death. The Israeli Supreme Court reversed the conviction after evidence surfaced that another man was "Ivan the Terrible."

The U.S. government stripped Demjanjuk of citizenship and ordered him deported in 2005 for having served as a Nazi prison camp guard in Poland and Germany.

These men were victims of war too and their only alleged crimes were following the orders of their superiors.

As a side note, one could also argue their case by comparing their actions to the Haditha 7, which almost everyone here would likely support their innocence.

It's time to let it go and leave these individuals alone with their own consciences and let them die in peace.........

20 posted on 12/02/2012 3:49:04 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: nickcarraway

Sooooo when will George Soros be deported?


21 posted on 12/02/2012 3:56:35 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: Patriot Babe
Sooooo when will George Soros be deported?

Or Obama's wetb...sorry,"undocumented"...aunt and uncle?

22 posted on 12/02/2012 4:01:28 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
But he probably shouldn’t have been granted citizenship.

Why not? Like it or not, this country is filled with elderly Germans who were soldiers during WW-II. And I can point you to the German American Cultural Center in Detroit and its members as proof........

23 posted on 12/02/2012 4:03:27 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: nickcarraway

8 years to build a case against a confessed war criminal. Isn’t public service efficient.


24 posted on 12/02/2012 4:04:08 PM PST by ffusco (The President will return this country to what it once was...An arctic wasteland covered in ice.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

“These men were victims of war too and their only alleged crimes were following the orders of their superiors.”

No, they were accomplices to mass murder of their neighbors and fellow countrymen. They should have fell on their swords if they had any humanity.


25 posted on 12/02/2012 4:08:10 PM PST by ffusco (The President will return this country to what it once was...An arctic wasteland covered in ice.)
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To: Patriot Babe
Nice point. Soros, however, is a connected statist. His training in Nazi and Soviet schools of indoctrination and subversion are not important.
26 posted on 12/02/2012 4:11:35 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: gunner03

“Wrong, I had a cousin who was drafted into the SS at 16 years of age and shipped to Stalingrad...FWIW”

There were no SS units in the Battle of Stalingrad, or in the failed relief offensive, FWIW.

Must have been some later battle perhaps, but not Stalingrad. http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=17193


27 posted on 12/02/2012 4:16:09 PM PST by wolficatZ (Hey blue states....Got Food?)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Why not? Court rulings,
“Both sides agree that Geiser guarded only the perimeter of the camps, but previous court rulings have found that doing so is enough to make someone ineligible for U.S. citizenship.”


28 posted on 12/02/2012 4:24:10 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Thank God He is more merciful than you are. The best part is that God actually knows what people are guilty of while you can only assume or guess.


29 posted on 12/02/2012 4:27:21 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: ffusco
No, they were accomplices to mass murder of their neighbors and fellow countrymen.

Which was done by our ally the Soviet Union tenfold...

30 posted on 12/02/2012 4:28:15 PM PST by Hacksaw
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To: Gay State Conservative
So the guy came here and got a job; working in a steel mill for decades. But because he walked a perimeter with a rifle fed.gov wants to ship him out.....even though he wasn't the one massacring people or assisting the massacre.

I could see if this guy was an officer or senior enlisted giving orders to kill; I could see if he was tossing civilians into an oven or gunning them down.....but walking a perimeter? Having not been attributed to killing anyone?

I suppose we should imprison and then deport all of the U.S. military members that stood guard and perimeter security at Abu Gharib? I thought not. Nor would I agree to it.

Meanwhile unemployed Jose Drunkez is careening a pickup truck through a populated area sending his pesos back home to mehico and using every handout system known to man, from free emergency room visits to borrowed SSNs to take out mortgages and other loans.....all the while helping to transport illegal narcotics into the U.S. and assist in the murder of U.S. citizens all for his Vetas hermanos.

Good thing we have priorities in order.

31 posted on 12/02/2012 4:40:59 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: ffusco; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Why not? Court rulings,

They should have fell on their swords if they had any humanity.

Where is the humanity in war? Do you for one second believe that there weren't attrocities committed in Vietnam by U.S. Soldiers that were never investigated?

Do you want to go there? OK then, let's do it.....

Let's start with the My Lai Massacre shall we? William Calley was convicted for killing 22 villagers but only served 3 1/2 years under house arrest. The rest of the soldiers under him who were also involved in this rape and murder rampage were let go........

Shall we revisit this crime, pursue and prosecute the rest of the soldiers as the US is doing to these German prison guards? Maybe even retry Calley and give him the life sentence he deserved?

In your perfect world of warfare, why should these guys who actually participated in rape and murder get a pass when mere prison guards are being hunted down and deported???

32 posted on 12/02/2012 4:51:02 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: nickcarraway

I have a uncomfortable feeling that someday we will be tracking the Obama seed.. When everything is finally uncovered about this fraud, we will be studying how our highest levels of our Government and the entire Intelligence Network allowed this happen..


33 posted on 12/02/2012 4:53:56 PM PST by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Repeat Offender

the rules in force did stipulate that former Totenkopf were ineligible for entry in the US. if in fact he was a member
and did enter under a falsified statement, then there is a case to revoke his status. If he was an angel of mercy rather than an angel of death, perhaps a survivor will vouch for that. If not I shed no tear for at the time guards of all ages were gleefully participating in the holocaust and he is lucky to have escaped justice for so long.


34 posted on 12/02/2012 4:56:54 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obsteperous gentleman..)
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To: RitchieAprile
gleefully participating

I think you missed the part in the article where it referenced other draftees that were forced to be guards/escorts.

Geiser says he was forced to join the SS at the age of 17, in 1942, and that he never killed anyone. And while he served as a guard at the Sachsenhausen and Buchenwald concentration camps, he didn’t serve at so-called death camps, such as Treblinka and Auschwitz-Birkenau, which existed only to exterminate people.

The legal question is "about when people are dragged into assisting the persecutions involuntarily," Roe said, referring to an asylum case involving an Eritrean man who said he was forced to guard prisoners in Ethiopia. In that case the Supreme Court ordered immigration authorities to consider whether people who were part of persecutions did so involuntarily.

Geiser told prosecutors he was ashamed of his work as a camp guard. "I was not proud where I served and I didn’t like it then and I didn’t like it now."

You must have a very different definition of "glee" than I do.

35 posted on 12/02/2012 5:10:28 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Repeat Offender

i don’t believe that it matters to the dept of state whether one was forced or not, and i take these statements of regret
in the same way as i would take the other protestations that
“we were only following orders” and “we didn’t know about the
exterminations”.

if he wore the deaths head he is subject to denaturalization
regardless of how he ended up there.


36 posted on 12/02/2012 5:17:07 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obsteperous gentleman..)
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To: Hot Tabasco

You need to step back from your keyboard, and take a deep breadth! You’re completely misrepresenting/misunderstanding my comments. Did you read the article? I did. Twice. That’s why I’m aware of the court rulings. Where did I say I agreed with them? I only said that, according to the rulings, he should have been denied citizenship. Court rulings,,,, not mine! I disagree with a lot of court rulings!
Are there atrocities committed during wartime? Of course. Did this guy do anything besides trudge around the perimeter fence in the snow? Both sides agree he did not! Did he have any choice in the matter? He did not! Both Germany and Austria are not even investigating him.
Look at the John Demjanjuk(sp?) case. The Israeli Supreme Court realized they had no evidence against him, and released him. And JD’s case was even stronger, as far as his circumstances were concerned. He was a captured Russian soldier, forced to be an SS guard. His only choices were do it, or die, as so many other captured Russians ended up. And now he’s being charged with thousands of murders?
“In your perfect world of warfare, why should these guys who actually participated in rape and murder get a pass when mere prison guards are being hunted down and deported?”
Sheesh! I said or implied that,,, where?


38 posted on 12/02/2012 5:28:18 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: nickcarraway

The persecuted traded roles with the monsters long ago.


39 posted on 12/02/2012 5:31:24 PM PST by Cyman
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To: Hot Tabasco

Moral relativism doesn’t work where genocide is concerned unless you agree with Stalin or Lenin who (to paraphrase) claimed that the death of 1 person is a tragedy but the death of millions a statistic.


40 posted on 12/02/2012 5:31:41 PM PST by ffusco (The President will return this country to what it once was...An arctic wasteland covered in ice.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Not if he has asked for forgiveness, loves the Lord, and prays for the grace of God.


41 posted on 12/02/2012 5:37:24 PM PST by SootyFoot2
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To: Hot Tabasco
John Demjanjuk died last March, never having been proven to be "Ivan the Terrible." The Israelis let him go-- only the Germans insisted on convicting him of manufactured charges.

I don't know what satisfaction people get out of hounding an 88 year old man for what happened in the middle of the worst war in history 65 odd years ago--I hope it makes some of you happy, to see this guy badgered and harassed at the end of his life, like Demjanjuk was, for the crime of patrolling the outside wire.

42 posted on 12/02/2012 6:07:16 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Katiana Kalashnikova
All due respect Madame, that's a fiction. The SS were brutal enough but the Latvians , the Ukrainians, Lithuanians and Poles who were their underlings often out did the SS in their barbaric treatment of concentration camp inmates. None of bastards, regardless of their age or the ''just following orders'' defense should be allowed to die peacefully in their sleep.
43 posted on 12/02/2012 7:20:00 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: PapaBear3625

“This guy was just a draftee’’. So what? That mitigates things?


44 posted on 12/02/2012 7:21:27 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

What was he doing for the last 60 years? Doing every damn thing he could not to get caught.


45 posted on 12/02/2012 7:23:54 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: ffusco

Well said.


46 posted on 12/02/2012 7:27:05 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Hacksaw

The mass murder you speak of would be what was called ‘’The Great Terror’’ was 1936-39. We weren’t allies of Russia at that time.


47 posted on 12/02/2012 7:29:59 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa
The mass murder you speak of would be what was called ‘’The Great Terror’’ was 1936-39. We weren’t allies of Russia at that time.

The mass murders continued while we were allies in WW2, and after WW2. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote about some of it in The Gulag Archipelago.

And then there are the tens of millions murdered by our current business partners, the Chinese Communists.

48 posted on 12/03/2012 5:32:06 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Hacksaw

Agreed.


49 posted on 12/03/2012 8:32:38 AM PST by ffusco (The President will return this country to what it once was...An arctic wasteland covered in ice.)
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To: PapaBear3625

The alliance was the worst marriage of convenience ever. As to Stalins bloodlust, WW2 interrupted it. What should we have done, attempted to stop it somehow? Patton wanted to nuke the Russians. Politics makes for strange bed fellows.


50 posted on 12/03/2012 12:08:13 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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